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Questions tagged [ecryptfs]

eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise-class stacked cryptographic filesystem for Linux. Ubuntu's encrypted home directory feature uses this technology.

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Encryption using ecryptfs

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04. I installed ecryptfs but Private folder is not encrypted. I ran... sudo apt-get install ecryptfs-utils Then I ran... ecryptfs-setup-private The terminal output looked like ...
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Setting correct size for “cryptsetup: WARNING: Option 'size' missing in crypttab for plain dm-crypt mapping root” message

I have a full disk encryption using ecryptfs, after upgrading to 18.10 a warning message started to appearing at boot: cryptsetup: WARNING: Option 'size' missing in crypttab for plain dm-crypt ...
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ecryptfs error recovering encrypted home folder

I'm dual booting windows and ubuntu. Apparently I encrypted my home folder when I installed ubuntu, though I don't remember choosing that. I tried to access files on the ubuntu partition while running ...
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How to rename a user with an eCryptfs encrypted home directory?

I just want to change the username of a user with an encrypted home directory. Is there a simple way instead of the suggested restoring and so forth? How can i move an encrypted home directory to ...
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Why won't Ubuntu give me the passphrase?

So I typed the command: ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase [chamberofthesun] in order to find the passphrase of the file names chamberofthesun, and it asks for the passphrase. But I do not know it, ergo I ...
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encrypted home directory can access but not see files

I have an encrypted volume and encrypted home directory on Ubuntu 16.04. About a week ago I noticed I could not see any files in my home directory. Oddly enough I can however access files I knew ...
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Create new location for Dropbox [duplicate]

Running Ubuntu on a Dell XPS, dual-booting with Windows that I hardly use. I encrypted my home folder when installing 16.04, and now Dropbox won't sync anymore as they no longer support .ecryptfs. ...
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What is `/home/.ecryptfs` and why does it take up so much space?

I'm trying to clean up my home directory to make space, and I ran du on /home with the following results: kylrth@kylrth: ~$ du -a /home | sort -n -r | head -n 10 du: cannot read directory '/home/...
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Cannot login, after a failed attempt to uninstall ecryptfs

I probably did a few things wrong on my Ubuntu installation, and I hope that someone here can help me fix that. I'll try to describe in details what I did, if you need more technical detail ask me in ...
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Dropbox has just force-halted syncing, probably because I am using standard 16.04 drive encryption. How might I address this? [duplicate]

The Dropbox client 2.10.0 (https://linux.dropbox.com/packages/ubuntu/dropbox_2.10.0_amd64.deb) has just presented me with the following message: (The "See requirements" button links here which is of ...
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Possible to Create Unencrypted Folder Outside Ecryptfs Home?

Dropbox is dropping support for ecryptfs directories. Is it possible to create a directory outside the encrypted home directory that a user can access, where the Dropbox folder can be moved to?
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18.10 upgrade from 18.04 — Login loop. Can't mount private data

Upgraded from 18.04 to 18.10. All worked well until I shut down. Now when I boot up, I get the login loop. Enter passphrase and go back to main login screen. I did the CTRL+ALT+F3 and find that my ...
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Dropbox Ext4 - ecryptfs

Will Dropbox truly stop working on ecryptfs Nov 2018?? My system is Lubuntu with Home folder secured with ecryptfs. What can be done to ensure Dropbox will still work??
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Password required every time I open a file [closed]

I made a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04.01 from 14.04 but kept my home dir which was in an extra partition. After I recovered the ecryptfs data (had to re-add the passphrase to the keyring) everything ...
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Does rsync --delete play nice with Ubutnu's implementation of ecryptfs? If not, is there a work-around?

I recently ran sudo rsync -aAXv --delete --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/sys/*","/tmp/*","/run/*","/mnt/*","/media/*","/lost+found"} / '/media/[my name]/Seagate Backup Plus Drive/RS backup method' ...
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Recovering a partition with encrypted /home directory in Ubuntu 18..04

I have about 5 partitions on my Desktop computer, the one I'm using now is 18.04, the one with the encrypted /home directory is older. Theres some important files and data in there so if its possible ...
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Could not find valid key in user session keyring for sig specified in mount option after upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04

About a month ago I updated my 16.04 LTS server to 18.04.1 LTS. The upgrade went fine. However, since the upgrade, whenever a user logs in, there is a message displayed in dmesg or on the local ...
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Problems with recovering data using ecryptfs from Live Disk

I am trying to recover my data from a failed Ubuntu apt-get update && apt-get upgrade command that has sent my system into a bootloop. Currently, my login process involved the following: ...
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Fix ecryptfs in Ubuntu 18.04

ecryptfs is not installed by default in Ubuntu 18.04 (as already mentioned in this AU question). When I installed ecryptfs via apt-get everything seemed to work fine at first. But after a reboot I ...
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ecryptfs-utils has no installation candidate on 18.04 [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and I am having issues to install the ecrypt-utils app. See the output below: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt install ecryptfs-utils Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Mount old ubuntu hard disk with encrypted home directory

I'm trying to recover data from an old hard-drive. It is installed with Ubuntu and the home directory is encrypted, and I don't have the passphrase for ecryptfs tools. So as I thought that maybe I ...
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Can root see my encrypted /home folder?

Just wondering if I use ecryptfs to encrypt my /home folder sudo ecryptfs-migrate-home -u username Can another user with root privilege change my password, then login my account using the new ...
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Ecrypfts to LUKS on ext4 partition

My home directory is encrypted using Ecrypfts (AFAIK). I'm using dropbox service running in the background that syncs local files with the cloud. Starting November '18 dropbox will only support ext4 ...
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How to make ubuntu auto-mount my encrypted home again?

So I recently changed my password and I've been unable to log in properly since then. I've rewrapped my ecryptfs key and used it to mount my encrypted filesystem successfully using ecryptfs-recover-...
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Why is full disk encryption faster than home encryption? [duplicate]

Since Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, home encryption is no longer available. The Release Notes state: The installer no longer offers the encrypted home option using ecryptfs-utils. It is recommended to use ...
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help undersand what happened with my ecryptfs password

A week ago I forgot my session password. Changing it a week before holidays wasn't a good idea... I changed it using Ubuntu in recovery mode but connecting the session didn't work. Using an other ...
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Lost password and passphrase for encrypted home directory

I've been away from my computer for a few months and forgot my Ubuntu login password. This is a problem since I have an encrypted home directory with lots of important files on it. I came across ...
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How to recover files from deleted user partition (I have the password)

I'm in deep, deep trouble. After a sad sequence of events (resized FAT32 via gparted, Windows wouldn't recognize it, used TestDisk and then a bug in the program removed all my partitions), I ended up ...
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Recovering an encrypted home folder in Ubuntu

I was trying to upgrade to 18.04, and after reboot, I could not log in, even on a virtual terminal (Alt+Ctrl+F1). I don't know the exact reason, but my assumption is there was less space in home that ...
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Run ecryptfs from live USB (Solved)

I am trying to recover an encrypted home folder from a broken system. I found several posts on this, referring to running ecryptfs-recover-private from a live session. Trying this using a 18.04 on a ...
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rsync giving “file name too long” errors

I'm trying to use rsync to make an archival copy of a file system. Most of the files are being copied OK. However, some files are failing to be copied with errors such as the following: rsync: ...
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what is the /proc/1/mountinfo file for?

what is the /proc/1/mountinfo file for? it says it is empty when asked with /proc/1$ file mountinfo mountinfo: empty when open with 'less mountinfo' it show this type of entry (last 2 entries) 219 ...
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How to mount an encrypted partition image from an external drive?

I created a partition image (120GB Block Device /dev/ubuntu-vg/root Ext4) and put it on an external hard-drive. I connected the disk to my other computer and I opened the image with DiskImageMounter ...
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How can I recover the passphrase (not the password) of sda5_crypt

I have a partition encrypted with sda5_crypt, where I need to input a password on boot to unlock the partition. I have the password and I login normally. But I need the passphrase for recovery to save ...
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How to replicate multi-user encrypted automount home folder setup to second hard disk?

I have an Ubuntu 17.10 laptop, with users A and B. There are encrypted home directories /home/A and /home/B for the two users. These are set up using Ubuntu's default encrypted home directory ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: mount encrypted disk

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a new disk, and trying from 18.04 to access my old Ubuntu files, on the older disk. Going into /media/new_user/old_disk/old_user, there is a README file that says: ...
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Operationally restore encrypted homedir [duplicate]

Today I had a huge scare accidentally changing my laptop password to a keepass-generated 64-alphadigit string, locking me out of my encrypted homedir. My login password was stored in a keepass file on ...
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Recovery of Old Ecryptfs Data Does not Work

In order to move to a new SSD, I've installed a fresh Ubuntu 18.04 and am trying to move my old home directory step by step from the old home-partition to a new home partition, both encrypted by ...
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Ecryptfs Returning Error in Ubuntu 18.04

When I installed ecrypts after the installation like described here: https://www.howtogeek.com/116032/how-to-encrypt-your-home-folder-after-installing-ubuntu/ everything worked fine in Ubuntu 16.04 up ...
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Trouble with Disc Usage Analyzer

I am having trouble using Disc Usage Analyzer. I think my file system is encrypted and when I run the Disc Usage Analyzer, I see references to Ecryptfs and can not see what files there are. Does ...
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Why was home encryption dropped in the 18.04 installer?

You can no longer choose to encrypt your home directory with the Ubuntu 18.04 installer. Why? The official release notes for Ubuntu 18.04 state: The installer no longer offers the encrypted home ...
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Error when running ecryptfs-setup-swap

I'm trying to set up swap encryption using ecryptfs-setup-swap and get this output: INFO: Setting up swap: [/dev/nvme0n1p3] WARNING: Commented out your unencrypted swap from /etc/fstab /dev/nvme0n1p3 ...
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Recover /home/ after deleting /usr/lib

I accidently deleted my /usr/lib folder. I had the genius idea of rebooting to see if it still boots. Suprise, it doesn't. My home directory is encrypted and I don't remember the encryption phrase. ...
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Can't access a local disk, links don't exist

I'm using an Ubuntu 17 ISO on a USB drive to recover my Ubuntu 17 install on a laptop that doesn't boot into the GUI any longer. I was wondering about grabbing the files from the local disk, but it ...
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Encrypted user home page recovery

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 version. I unfortunately lost access to my root user. I managed to login to other users. But as there is important data in it I would like to recover it. I have tried many ...
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GRUB is corrupted, my HDD is encrypted, so nothing works [duplicate]

Ubuntu 17.04 (kubuntu) today i woke up to error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found grub rescue> so, naturally, nothing i tried worked (i expected this) when i did {ls} it showed me three ...
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Decrypting Home Folder from another Partition

I have two Ubuntu (16.04) installations on my computer and my main one broke down recently probably due to me fiddling with stuff. On the partition it seems that the home folder is encrypted. (Folder ...
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Ubuntu server doesn't automatically load bashrc config

I installed Ubuntu Server for the first time, and am having problems automatically loading my /home/user/.bashrc config. My home directory is encrypted with ecryptfs, which I think may have something ...
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Help me recover my data

I've was trying to download some apps, notably nodejs in 17.04, when I realized the version had become discontinued. I updated to 17.10 (it seemed to restart abruptly for no reason) but the OS would ...
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Is default home directory encryption with automount secure enough?

Default Ubuntu desktop installation offers an option to encrypt my /homeusing ecryptfs, and it auto-mounts the home every time I log in. If my PC had stolen, couldn't the attacker have just ...